|Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek|
Today, Monday 24th of October 2016 marks the 384th birthday Anniversary of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, credited with being the first microbiologist. He is a Microscopist as well.
Working from his dwellings above a marketplace in the Dutch city of Delft, his home-made lenses were so finely constructed that some of the organisms he discovered were not seen again for another century.
Doodle designer Gerben Steenks says, “I chose to make it an animated Doodle to show the ‘before and after’ experience that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek had — looking through a microscope and seeing a surprising new world.” See Doodle below:
Van Leeuwenhoek wrote in a letter to the Royal Society of London that he had seen “little animals” in lake water he had collected for his first microscopic experiment. “He saw a whole world in a drop of water,” writes Google.
EARLY LIFE OF ANTONIE VAN LEEUWENHOEK: